Hayley's experience living with depression

Film & Campaign Description

Hayley’s raw honesty about her experience of depression has resonated with so many people. Her openness about the dark times she’s been through shows how life-threatening depression can be. But Hayley’s message doesn’t leave us feeling helpless. It’s full of genuine optimism and hope.

“Every single day, I think about every person who’s got depression and I just blow them a kiss. If they think they have got no one that loves them, I’m sending out that I do.”

Hayley’s video is part of our series about depression. When you're living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital. This video series is a mix of real people’s stories and experiences, and animations that give reliable, accessible and practical information to help people on their journey to recovery.


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